Definition of pavlova in English:

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Pronunciation: /pävˈlōvə/


A dessert consisting of a meringue base or shell filled with whipped cream and fruit.
Example sentences
  • The ideal moreish dessert is a sticky pavlova with too much whipped cream and sweetened with several spoons of caster sugar.
  • The best of the bunch is a classic pavlova, made with whipped cream and delicious deposits of banana-flavored caramel.
  • Desserts included ice cream, cheesecake, apple pie, pavlova and a cheese board, but we'd had enough at that stage and ordered tea and coffee instead.


Named after A. Pavlova (see Pavlova, Anna).

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